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Jennifer Lee Byers-Lawton

Jennifer Byers-Lawton’s Answers

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  • Move Away Question

    How, if at all, can a non-custodial parent initiate a move-away proceeding and attempt to have primary custody transferred to the non-custodial parent so that the child can accompany that parent in his/her move. Assume here that parents share join...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    In order to obtain a move away order you would have to, first change custody to you and second that the move would be in the child's best interest.

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  • How can I change the father on birth certificate as well as childs name?

    DNA test done and I have already had the childs name legally changed.

    Jennifer’s Answer

    All you need is a judgment which determines the legal father of the child and it will entitle you to get a new and correct birth certificate.

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  • What papers do I need to have my daughters father give up his parental rights?

    He doesn't want to be involved in her life

    Jennifer’s Answer

    You have to file a petition to terminate the father's parental rights. However, you have to have a new spouse who wants to adopt the child and be married for at least one year.

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  • Joint custody

    she got a restraining order against me and i want to file for joint custody. Do i have a chance for joint custody

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes but it will be very difficult. There is a presumption that anyone who has committed domestic violence against their spous when the child(ren are present should have no custody for a period of five years unless the court makes a specific finding that such would be appropriate.

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  • Termination of child support

    the child become of age thirty five years old I am I still obligated to pay the arerage of the child support in city of santa ana california

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes. Child support orders are enforcable until paid regardless of the date. Child support arrears accrue interest at 10% interest.

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  • Can someone buys life insurance for his/her ex spouse while they had divorced for many years?

    I got married and found out my husband's ex wife bought the life insurance for my husband but they are enemy for many years even right now. After we got married, my husband bought a life insurance and beneficiary is under my name. Is that conflit ...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Anyone can purchase life insurance on another person. The requirement is that they have an insurable interest in the other. Death certificates are public record and anyone can get a copy. Any insurance company can use a death certificate to determine if a policy is payable. Policies are payable to the benificiary. If you want to protect yourself make sure you are listed as the benificiary of the policy in question.

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